Category Archives: Software

Replace expired Windows Live Mail

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According to Microsoft, Windows Live Essentials Mail program has discontinued support on January 10, 2017.  If you have the program installed already, you can continue using it, however if you format your hard drive you will not be able to download it to reinstall. It has become a security threat now, the longer you keep it, the more vulnerabilities it… Read more »

Windows 10 arbitrarily removing programs

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I’ve noticed this after a few phone calls from clients where programs (Specifically anti-virus) just disappeared on it’s own.  It seems this has been happening after major Windows updates are done in Windows 10.  Windows 10 is different from all the previous versions of Windows as it has two ways of doing updates. Regular Windows updates (Security patches and fixes) Major… Read more »

Find Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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If you upgraded to Windows 10 and found you are forced to use Microsoft’s new web browser (Edge) and aside from maybe just not liking it, or not wanting to get used to it, you want or even need the old Internet Explorer.  You can still get it back very easily.  In fact, it was never gone, it is just… Read more »

How to modify AVG Firewall settings

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This article was written specifically for our clients that use AVG CloudCare managed virus protection which has a firewall built in.  As of this article, we can not remotely managed your firewall settings, but we can remotely manage everything else.  You may find that if you have network connectivity problems you may have to allow traffic through your firewall.  Generally,… Read more »

How to choose the correct Office Suite

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Microsoft Office being the leading Office suite package for both Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Mac computers, it’s good to know the differences so when you are looking to buy an Office suite, you purchase the right one. Every few years we get a new Office suite, but they still have the same packages as we will list below and then… Read more »

Your virus scans are missing infections!

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Did you know that about 17% of PC’s have no virus protection in 2012 according to McAfee & in November 2014 about 10% of Windows 8 computers were running expired virus protection? Aside from these numbers, let’s assume you know for a fact you have a valid working anti-virus installed on your computer, it’s up to date with the latest… Read more »

Windows 10 FREE upgrade

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By now you may have noticed a little white Windows logo down by your time on the task bar.  If you haven’t it looks like this image below.  It’s not a hoax or virus, you can click on it to read the offer. If you click on it you will see (as per the image below, that you are offered… Read more »

How to backup with Cobian Backup

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Backing up your data is critical and besides doing a manual copy and paste of your data from all the various locations, you can program Cobian Backup on what to backup and how to backup.  Once it’s programed the rest is easy.  You can have it on a schedule but you need to ensure your computer has the external drive… Read more »

Microsoft Windows support life chart

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Many people want to get a computer and hope it will last forever.  The truth is the maximum support life you can get out of any computer, assuming you purchased it from the initial release date, is 10 years.  That’s 5 years mainstream support plus an additional 5 years extended support.  After that, your computer becomes a security risk for… Read more »

Windows 10 overview

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Microsoft has finally fixed all the things we hated (or at least as far as I’m concerned) from Windows 8 with the soon to be released Windows 10. Have a look at our 8 1/2 minute YouTube video, showcased in this article. Please note that regardless of what features are here or missing, by the time Windows 10 is ready to… Read more »